Once you have added all of your content and are ready to publish, there are still a few more steps -- outlined on this page -- that you need to take.
Once these steps are completed, your guide will be published and will be listed on libguides.mpsaz.net.
Of course, you can continue to make changes to the guide after it is published.
Publishing Your LibGuide
To ensure the above criteria is met, as well as consistency and quality, Library Services will review LibGuides before they are published.
- To see what your guide will look like when published, click on Preview on the yellow command bar at the top of the page - the preview page will open in a new window
- To submit your guide for review, send a request for feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library Services should be able to provide feedback within 2-3 working days
- At the end of the feedback period, Library Services will either publish your guide to libguides.mpsaz.net or notify you with revisions needed to meet the criteria
- Once revisions are made, resubmit for publication
Reviewing Your Guide
LibGuide Publishing Criteria Checklist
o Guide has a title and a description that clearly defines the purpose
o Guide is project/assignment driven or compliments a unit of study and includes:
- Explanation for guide use and/or project
- Student requirements and/or expectations
- Pages (tabs) are clearly titled and serve as an index to guide content
o Pages (tabs) are formatted logically and purposefully to support guide purpose
o Content boxes are formatted logically and purposefully
o Content is appropriate for intended audience
o Content is relevant to purpose
o Content provides access to relevant information and promotes quality research
o All guide resources are accompanied by a brief description
o Content is sufficient to thoroughly support the purpose
o All content is cited appropriately
o MPS library resources are highlighted and are accompanied by a brief description
o Specific print, eBook, and/or database resources are identified that support guide purpose
o Web links selected are relevant and have been thoroughly reviewed for content and
o Video and/or podcasts provide relevant information for the user and have been thoroughly
reviewed for content and audience appropriateness
o If logins are required, user names/passwords cannot be posted
o Widgets are included for easy access to databases when appropriate
o RSS feeds are included when appropriate
o Web links and widgets are working
o Color scheme is appealing to users and reflects an academic appearance that does not
distract from content
o Images are relevant to the content and add to the appearance
o Absolutely no spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors
o Sentences are complete thoughts
** Before your guide is published, a request for review and feedback should be sent to email@example.com. Once reviewed and any revisions are made, your guide will be published.